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Truffles at Nobu

Just in time for the start of the Christmas period Nobu London have launched their Chocolate Truffles.  Available to buy at Nobu London on Park Lane, each beautiful box, which has been sourced from a boutique designer in Tokyo, holds 18 handmade truffles in 2 varieties: White Chocolate Sake and Green Tea Dark Chocolate. They are the perfect to give as a gift this Christmas, or as an indulgent present to yourself.  www.noburestaurants.com

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Baroque ‘n’ Roll with Marina & the Diamonds and Hasan Hejazi

Baroque Mayfair's music series continued apace last night with an exclusive Hoxton Gin sponsored showcase by Marina and the Diamonds – featuring six songs from her album Electra Heart, including chart topper Primadonna and culminating in new single debut How to be a Heartbreaker. But Baroque wasn’t just a dramatic backdrop for the set. Marina’s best friend and celebrity favourite fashion designer Hasan Hejazi (Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis) also designed three dresses for her to wear at the event – and all were inspired by the venue. Said Hejazi: “Baroque is all about over the top luxurious gorgeous […]

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The Zetter Townhouse

The Good Hotel Guide’s London Hotel of The Year 2012, World's Best New Cocktail Bar at the World Cocktail Awards in New Orleans and Best Place to Drink in the recent Observer Food Monthly Awards. Yes, 2012 has been a great year for The Zetter Townhouse. Located just across the cobbles of St John’s Square from the original Zetter Hotel, the 13 bedroom Georgian townhouse and cocktail lounge is dubbed the private home of the hotel’s eccentric aunt. With interiors by Russell Sage, each room is completely unique, featuring bold heritage shades and eclectic antique pieces. There are two spectacular […]

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YO! Sushi Christmas Tree Box

Tired of turkey? Bored of Brussels sprouts?  YO! Sushi have the answer, their limited edition, Christmas tree – inspired box, doesn’t contain a hint of roast potatoes, parsnips or bread sauce. Instead the 21 sushi ‘baubles’ include YO! Sushi favourites such as cucumber maki, tuna nigiri and the signature YO! roll. Perfect for two or three, if you are looking for a healthier option this Christmas, this Japanese alternative is it.  www.yosushi.com/

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Harvey Nichols launch Menu Exhibition project in aid of StreetSmart

Harvey Nichols has collaborated with StreetSmart, a charity for the homeless, to give each diner the unique opportunity to win bespoke signed artworks by photographer Rankin, menswear and accessories designer James Long and artist Stephen Walter during December.  Throughout the years Harvey Nichols restaurant diners have helped contribute to the huge sum of £500,000 raised for StreetSmart. This milestone deserves a celebration; the Menu Exhibition project. During December, all Harvey Nicols Christmas menus will feature one of three bespoke artworks printed on the back as a means of gratitude for the customers continued support of StreetSmart. One lucky diner will even discover […]

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Aperitivo in Mayfair

Mayfair’s Banca Ristorante Italiano has just launched its Milano Aperitivo concept – whereby an early evening drink is accompanied by a range of freshly prepared complimentary snacks and small dishes, eaten standing at the bar. From 5pm – 7:30pm on Tuesday to Friday, classic Italian aperitivo will be laid across Banca’s restaurant spanning long bar for guests to graze on while enjoying Italian cocktails, such as the Negroni, Aperol Spritz or Bellini. The authentic menu – created by Executive Chef Marzio Zacchi and Head Chef Gabriele Milani – is derived from the fare found in Milan’s smartest bars and restaurants […]

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Coya

This Friday November 6 sees the opening of Coya in Mayfair with a team headed up by Arjun Waney, restaurateur behind Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club. Coya will feature contemporary Peruvian cuisine and a Pisco Bar. Housed in an impressive Georgian building, Coya's interiors have been designed by David D'Almada (La Petite Maison, The Arts Club) with luxurious dilapidated décor juxtaposing a rich Incan palette with modern metallic finishes . The space brings together an array of painted murals, textures and finishes. Coya will also be London’s first Peruvian restaurant to incorporate a private members bar. Members […]

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Soho House collaborates with US chef Brendan Sodikoff

Soho House is teaming up with Brendan Sodikoff to launch two new outlets in Notting Hill; Electric Diner and Electric Donuts. The restaurants are set to open on Portobello Road next month following the development of the Electric House members' club due to a fire in June.  Electric Diner draws inspiration from the traditional American diner featuring booths, bar seats and will serve Sodikoff's signature dishes. In comparison, Electric Donuts, which is based on Sodikoff's Chicago Doughnut Vault, will be open from 8am serving uniquely flavoured donuts and coffee. www.sohohouse.com www.the-electric.co.uk

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Faulty Towers Dining at The Charing Cross Hotel

Based on the beloved British sitcom, Fawlty Towers, the Faulty Towers dining experience is the work of Australian theatre company, Interactive Theatre International, having debuted in Brisbane in 1997, it has become a huge success and it has now recently arrived at the Torquay Suite Theatre at The Charing Cross Hotel. The 5 star critically acclaimed production is a hectic mix of eating, drinking, comedy and acting. During the two hour interactive show diners are served a three course meal amongst the comic madness. With only a third of the show scripted anything could happen, and when the actors are […]

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Poncho 8 set to open third London site

Poncho 8, the London-based Burrito restaurant is set to open its third site ahead of further expansion next year. The new restaurant will be based at Leadenhall in the City, opening at the end of November close to the current Poncho 8 outlets in Spitalfields and St.Paul's. The chain founded in 2009 by college friends Frank Yeung and Nick Troen plans to open several more sites in 2013. www.poncho8.com

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